Image title: Mahishamardini

Description of the photo

This bronze sculpture shows an image of Mahishamardini, from the 20th century A.D.—Mahishasuramardini is the ferocious aspect of the female divinity of Shiva. This multi-armed image of Mahishasuramardini is shown holding usual attributes in each of her hand. Her principal right hand is holding a sword in a position to kill the Mahishasura, the demon king when he attempted to charge her.

Mahishamardini can also be spelled as Mahisha, Mardini, Mahiṣa, Mahiṣa (महिष) or Mahiṣamardinī (महिषमर्दिनी).

Gallery information:

The National Museum of Nepal (Rashtriya Museum) houses a variety of sculptures, carvings, statues, paintings and other objects grouped according to the major religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. This photo is from the Hindu bronze sculpture (dhatu-kala) section.

Photo details:
Date: 2019-11-29
Camera: SONY ILCE-6400
Exposure: 1/25
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 100
Focal length: 45mm

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Size: 3.98 MB
Resolution: 2196 x 3200
© License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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